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    I am OFFICALLY DONE WITH CORSAIR MEMORY AND THEIR PRODUCTS





    I thought they baked their heat spreaders to the mem modules looks like cheap sticky to me
    This is what happened moving the modules from slot 2 and 4 to 1 and 3
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    Their Vengeance series memory is only one product from a line of products.

    Why would you blame all of Corsair for shoddy memory covers?

    Though I will be avoiding that memory as well now.

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    [QUOTE=perkam;4856046]Their Vengeance series memory is only one product from a line of products.

    True but I expected more of them as a company when this happened as easy as me moving modules from slots 2 and 4 to slots 1 and 3

    Why would you blame all of Corsair for shoddy memory covers?
    They claim to bake the head spreaders to the mem modules

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    and you think gskill ripjaws x are glued in differently? i have two kits...

    maybe you'll make a thread named

    Im officially done with gskill....lmao


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    To be rather blunt, I have a set of corsair that the spreaders fell off of......also a set of OCZ and gskill.

    I also have sets that i removed spreader.

    The way that thermal adhesive is shredded it sure looks like someone was curious what IC's were under the hood.........
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    The way one chip is pried off it sure doesn't look like moving the stick between slots :P
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    The way that thing looks it is like someone was pissed off and yanked out the memory module without opening the tabs.

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    Umm is that the top memory or the cheaper stuff Corsair sells? Had a friend buy (dunno why) 16 meg of:
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    Hmm, cheap means cutbacks somewhere..............
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    gskill uses the same kind of double sided sticker to adhere the sticks for the newer stuff and they use non adhesive pads on the old HZ and the heat spreaders come off when u grab them or remove them from the package or look at them cross.

    it sucks that that happened but i dont see how u ripped the spreaders off as it takes quite a bit of force to rip and ic off and only one module coming off is normally from trying to remove the spreaders as there is a joint so both sides come off its rather suspect for them to come off

    also u could try baking it back on since u have some balls on and some not it should line back up.
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    Yeah, moving sticks without unclipping them maybe. No way you could pull a chip off removing ram properly.
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    I just tried to... you know... remove the heatspreader to know the ICs





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    You're never buying Corsair again because you destroyed a stick trying to get the heatspreader off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chew* View Post
    To be rather blunt, I have a set of corsair that the spreaders fell off of......also a set of OCZ and gskill.

    I also have sets that i removed spreader.

    The way that thermal adhesive is shredded it sure looks like someone was curious what IC's were under the hood.........
    Nope I was moving them around and putting pressure on them to seat them in the slots and the heatspreaders separated causing this. There is only some clear sticky stuff holding it all together

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    Quote Originally Posted by [XC] Oj101 View Post
    You're never buying Corsair again because you destroyed a stick trying to get the heatspreader off?
    Wasnt trying to take the spreaders off I wanst interested in knowing what chips they have under there because I didnt want to trash the memory I was seating them in different slots and putting pressure on the top of the spreader to seat them and they separated pulling one chip completely off. Thats prolly why only one chip came off instead of the whole row. I was putting pressure on that side to seat it first them moved to the other side
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Ney View Post
    I just tried to... you know... remove the heatspreader to know the ICs

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    I killed a really nice SuperTalent kit doing that too...not doing that again

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Nope I was moving them around and putting pressure on them to seat them in the slots and the heatspreaders separated causing this. There is only some clear sticky stuff holding it all together
    Maybe next time you should do the intelligent thing and push on the PCB like you are supposed to.
    Had corsair "baked the heatspreader to the IC's" like you wanted them to chances are you would have pulled even more of the IC's off. ...and then gotten even more mad than you already are.

    In your case there is no win situation, had they used something less sticky and you not pulled an IC off you would most likely still be making this thread to talk about how f(l)ucking ty the glue is...had they epoxied them you'd be mad because you would have pulled every single IC off.
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    I've always found Corsair very helpful, if you want to send them back I'm sure they'll oblige you; have a word with our bearded friend I'm not even convinced that RAM sinks are as effective as cool air blowing over the sinks.
    That said I'm dying to watercool some ram and get flamed by loads of people telling me you don't need ito cool ram. I have a small server with 24GB of FBdimms and they are too hot too touch by hand after a small amount of time.
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    Lol you guys, just stick the darn thing in a freezer or by the window at night, once it's cold use your id card to remove the heatsink.

    Never ever use a fat head screw driver... lol.

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    Btw corsair ripped me of once, ddr333 cas 2 stuff got cas2 up to 268mhz but no futher on any board, boo corsair lol.
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    I don't care though, then mem clocked good on the nf2,2 cas2.5, 380mhz.
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    I can't imagine how pulling a module out or seating it in would cause the chips to fall off... Peeking at the RAM chips looks a lot more likely to me.
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    For those that cant read Ive stated time and time again I didnt care what chips were under the spreaders. I also stated in the first post I was under the impression Corsair baked their heatspreaders to the chip THUS RENDERING A PEEK IMPOSSIBLE since removing BAKED on heat spreaders will 100% of the times destroy the stick. This happened trying to reseat the sticks and applying pressure at the ends of the stick. Yes it was my fault they came apart I didnt think they would come apart that easy though. Anyways I am over it I will switch to something which performs a little better and take care the next time I stick my hands in my case to do something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    putting pressure on the top of the spreader to seat them and they separated pulling one chip completely off.
    I've had heat spreaders come off several modules from several manufacturers.
    That being said one thing I've learned and I'm passing it on to you guy's:

    Do not put pressure on top of the heat spreaders! Instead use the edges of the modules ( i.e. where the PCB protrudes) if possible. If you can't do that then hold the module by both end's between your thumbs & index index fingers while inserting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    For those that cant read Ive stated time and time again I didnt care what chips were under the spreaders. I also stated in the first post I was under the impression Corsair baked their heatspreaders to the chip THUS RENDERING A PEEK IMPOSSIBLE since removing BAKED on heat spreaders will 100% of the times destroy the stick. This happened trying to reseat the sticks and applying pressure at the ends of the stick. Yes it was my fault they came apart I didnt think they would come apart that easy though. Anyways I am over it I will switch to something which performs a little better and take care the next time I stick my hands in my case to do something
    Dude...
    Read my post above and also think about how much force you put on the modules. IC's dont just get ripped off the PCB "that easy"
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    Quote Originally Posted by perkam View Post
    Their Vengeance series memory is only one product from a line of products.

    Why would you blame all of Corsair for shoddy memory covers?

    Though I will be avoiding that memory as well now.
    I think you are wrong Perkam.
    Dominators = baked heatspreaders...

    Value, XMS, Vengeance, SO-DIMM and everything else is either no heatspreader or sticky thermal crap.

    However... I honestly dont get this thread, the baked heatspreaders of dominator rocks, one of the 2 main leaps that Corsair has... Corsairs main leap is their unique PCB quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Beier View Post
    Value, XMS, Vengeance, SO-DIMM and everything else is either no heatspreader or sticky thermal crap.
    No XMS3 DHX were definitely baked.

    There's no chance that sticky crap could pull a chip off unless it was UBER sticky.

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